Vyapam scam: One more death reported

Bhopal, July 9 (IANS) Death of one more person connected with Vyapam scam came to light as the Special Task Force probing the scam presented the death certificate of one of the accused-turned-witness to a court here.

Sanjay Yadav of Balia district in Uttar Pradesh was accused of getting three people from Hamirpur fraudulently recruited as constables in 2013 through Vyapam exam. He later turned an approver in the case.

On Wednesday, the Special Task Force (STF) court here was told that Yadav died two months ago in a private hospital in Bhopal after prolonged illness, and his death certificate was presented to the court.

Vyapam (Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal) or Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board conducts recruitment and entrance exams not conducted by the MP Public Service Commission. The scam came to light in 2013. So far, nearly 2,100 arrests have been made in connection with the scam.

According to officials, there have been 33 deaths of those involved in the Vyapam scam. Unofficial sources, however, put the number of deaths at over 40.

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